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Three positions up for election in Douglas SWCD
Resort, campground operators invited to Fall Conference and Expo
Mental health advocate to speak on Oct. 24
Navy vet receives Car Care Program's 150th car
8-5A Football: Cards to face winner of Spuds, Lumberjacks
5AA football: Osakis to face Benson in section quarterfinals
6A volleyball: Chargers four seed in subsection tourney
Football: ACGC shuts out Lakers
Area football scores from Wednesday, Oct. 19
In Pursuit of a Dream is performed across the area
The Bible: More reliable than any story in history
Celebrate the harvest with Applefest
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
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A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
From the stand: Doe tagged on a perfect evening
Mike Frisch: Find the fish first
Lake Miltona hosting pro musky world championship
Lorraine M. Essler
Allan D. Olk
Eunice Mae Lydia Backlund
Vincent T. Montgomery
LETTER: Kulp shows strength, determination
LETTER: Sen. Westrom listens to constituents
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LETTER: Vote for growth and opportunity
IT'S OUR TURN: What does asthma feel like?
How to manage box elder bugs
2017 Minnesota Gardening calendars are now available
Wheat council seeks candidates for board of directors
Five ways to protect your garden from deer
Crops benefit from proper application of livestock manure
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
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On The Street
December 19, 2012
School safety is top priority
Local school leaders want the community to know they've prepared the best they can to protect students. In the wake of last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, District 206 Superintendent Terry Quist told the Echo Press that school...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Alexandria School District 206 recognized for student performance
Alexandria School District 206 is one of 11 Minnesota school districts being honored by the College Board with a place on the third annual AP District Honor Roll. The district earned the honor for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Cities, schools elect their leaders
The votes have been tallied and the top vote-getters in local towns and school board races are likely preparing for their first-go at public office or settling in for another term. This article reports results on contested races in: Brandon, Carlos, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona,...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
The write approach
The handwriting is on the wall. But if you don't know how to write cursive, you're probably not going to be able to read it. That's why Handwriting...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Osakis Public Schools hire six new employees
Five new teachers and a new school district head bookkeeper are on staff at the Osakis Public Schools for the start of the new school year. They are Jennifer Halvorson, second grade long term substitute; Kate Hubert, learning disabilities teacher for grades 8-12; Tera Larson, Early...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
District 206 schools celebrate new accountability system
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the 2011-12 results of the new accountability system for Minnesota public schools. The overall results for School District 206 indicate that three elementary schools (Lincoln, Carlos and Garfield) were designated as Reward...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Alexandria Education Foundation awards $25,000 in teacher innovation grants
The Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation announced the 2012 Teacher Innovation Grant Awards. The foundation awarded a total of $25,000 in support of student-engaged projects that will enrich learning and encourage classroom innovation. Projects funded include: Flipped...
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
February 15, 2012
Brandon, Evansville schools consider academic pairing
Nearly 100 people were in attendance at a meeting at the Brandon School on Wednesday, February 8 to gain insight into the proposed additional academic pairing between the Brandon and Evansville schools. A second meeting was held last night, Tuesday, February 14 at the Evansville...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
October 30, 2011
Minnesota schools given a green way to win $5,000
The 2012 EcoChallenge for Education is made available by GreenSneakers and is a free program to help Minnesota schools raise funds! Minnesota schools can help the environment and earn up to 50 cents a pound for all tennis shoes collected. This is an opportunity to engage students...
October 30, 2011 - 10:06am
September 2, 2011
Help 'Strike Out Illiteracy'
The Echo Press presents the Strike Out Illiteracy Bowling Tournament on Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m. at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria. The event is sponsored by Garden Center Lanes, Beverage Wholesalers, Inc. and Bold Fusion Screen Printing and Embroidery. Teams are welcome....
September 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Senate committee OKs school pay freeze
January 28, 2011 - 12:00am
January 16, 2011
Education Minnesota outlines plan to address achievement gap
Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher outlined a series of steps that Minnesota should immediately take to address the state's achievement gap. "It is within our grasp to close the achievement gap in the state of Minnesota," Dooher said. "We can do this, but only if everyone...
January 16, 2011 - 12:42pm
December 20, 2010
UPDATE 2 P.M. Snow closes some schools in area
Several schools in the Douglas County are closed or will be closing because of bad weather. West Central Area School and Minnewaska Schools are both closed. Brandon and Evansville schools will both be closing at 1:15 p.m. No after-school events will be held. Osakis and Parkers...
December 20, 2010 - 2:00pm
Schools get federal grants to improve security, safety
Two area schools will soon be getting cameras and other security equipment, thanks to a Secure Our School (SOS) grant. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen asked for approval of the grant at last week's Douglas County Board meeting. The grant was approved. Seven Minnesota entities,...
October 20, 2010 - 12:00am
August 15, 2010
Osakis schools facing delayed funding again
For the second year in a row, the state may delay state aid payments to schools, forcing a financially stable school district like Osakis to deal with a half-million dollar state-induced shortfall. The delay is an accounting maneuver that forces school districts to use reserves or...
August 15, 2010 - 12:07pm